A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Magna in Utah on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 16:59:31 / March 21, 2020 @ 4:59 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.99 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -112.0616684 West, latitude 40.7434998 North, depth = 9.99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: uu60368447. Id of event: uu60368447. The temblor was detected at 09:59:31 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Salt Lake City (c. 186 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from West Valley City (c. 129 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Provo (c. 112 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from West Jordan (c. 103 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Sandy Hills (c. 89 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salem, Payson, Mapleton.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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